Entries by Matt McDonald

Gold Coast won’t pay a cent towards SEQ Olympic bid

Mayor Tom Tate has welcomed a potential south-east Queensland Olympic bid, but insists Gold Coast ratepayers won’t be contributing to it. A study commissioned by Council of Mayors SEQ found a compelling case for a tilt at the 2032 Games. It found the net operating cost of staging the Games would be around $900 million […]

Hundreds without power across the Gold Coast

Update @ 12.00PM: More Gold Coast homes and businesses are without power as strong winds cause chaos across the city. 1,657 customers are currently blacked out. The majority of those are in Currumbin Valley and Currumbin Waters where 1,187 customers are affected. Another 99 homes and businesses are out in Mudgeeraba with 97 affected in […]

“She’s back!”: Stolen Cav’s cow found on side of road

One of the iconic cows stolen from Cav’s Steakhouse at Labrador this week has been found. Duey was taken from outside the restaurant sometime between Sunday night and Tuesday morning, prompting owners to issue a plea for its return. After being missing for a few days she was found dumped on the footpath on the […]

Anita Cobby killer Michael Murphy dies in jail

One of the men who raped and murdered Sydney nurse Anita Cobby more than 30 years ago has died in jail. Michael Murphy, 66, was among five men, including two of his brothers, that abducted the 26-year-old as she walked home from Blacktown train station in 1986 before taking her to a paddock where she […]

Woman found with life-threatening injuries in Gold Coast driveway

A woman has suffered life-threatening injuries in mysterious circumstances, after being discovered in the driveway of a home at Arundel. The 37-year-old was found unconscious in the driveway on Callistemon Court around 6.45pm on Thursday night. Police say the woman had sustained an unexplained life-threatening head injury. The woman was rushed to hospital by paramedics […]